One of UUC's strongest social justice legacies is in the area of affordable and supportive housing. University Unitarian Church purchased and opened the first group housing for AIDS patients in Seattle. The church also owns three other properties that house individuals with mental illness. Our congregation has helped to build three houses through Habitat for Humanity.
One aspect of UUC's commitment to affordable housing has been an longtime partnership with Habitat for Humanity.In 2005, UUC took the lead congregational role in an interfaith build in partnership with Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish organizations. That house was dedicated and the keys turned over to a Vietnamese family in December, 2005. In June, 2006, we raised $20,000 toward a second house at High Point in West Seattle. This was another interfaith build, led by University Congregational Church and dedicated in August, 2007.
In November 2009 we proudly dedicated our third Habitat house, this one built in partnership with the East Shore and Westside UU congregations. Located in the High Point neighborhood of West Seattle, it is now home to a single father from Somalia and his five children.